IMS Athletics: Falcon Report 2.9.2023
From hard fought battles on the courts, ice and snow, to a stellar show in the water, our Falcons gave it their all this week. Here’s the latest Falcon Report.
by Adam Marcia
Varsity Hockey played away at Millbrook on Wedensday afternoon. IMS was fighting an uphill battle in the first two periods. The opponents managed to fire off a lot of slapshots, but Kai was there to stop most of them. The Falcons’ energy picked up in the third period and Ross scored twice, with one assist from Will. Despite the momentum shifting in their favor, the Falcons ran out of time to score enough to win. Varsity Hockey looks to redeem themselves tomorrow against Berkshire 3rds.
JV Hockey played just before the winter long-weekend. It was a hard fought game for IMS versus their old rival, Rumsey Hall. Dennis maneuvered his way through the offensive zone and made a quick pass to Greta, who was waiting near the opposing team’s goal. Greta was able to shovel it in to put the Falcons on the board. Later on, Aiden was on the receiving end of a penalty and had a free shot on goal, which he also put into the net. The Falcons did fall short in the end, but they look forward to tomorrow when they face off against Rumsey Hall once again.
Varsity Girls Basketball has been on a roll! They played Washington Montessori School at home yesterday evening. The starters paved the way for everyone on the team to get quality time on the court. Marlowe did a great job at creating space and getting a few good looks at the hoop. Anna played lockdown defense and came out of the game with a steal. The team played all-around solid basketball and was able to secure the win at home. They look forward to playing Berkshire 3rds tomorrow.
Varsity Boys Basketball played a competitive game against Housey yesterday afternoon. The Falcons’ really battled for this win. Jeremiah led the offense and had 29 points. Many of the younger players contributed as well. Zach, AJ, and Charlie all had some key buckets that kept the Falcons at a steady lead. Shout out to Tyler for playing his first varsity game. The team’s hustle paid off in the end: a 60-51 victory for IMS.
JV Basketball had a game yesterday @ Kent Center School. Edward played aggressively and led the Falcon’s offense at this game. Abdul, too, was a playmaker and both scored and assisted many of the team’s points. Thatcher was able to lock it down on the other end of the court and made sure to box out those defensive rebounds. They couldn’t quite get this win, but the JV team looks forward to playing a competitive Trinity-Pawling tomorrow.
5/6 Basketball gave left it all on court yesterday against Rumsey. The leading scorers were Jaxon, Miles, Reece, and Addie. The rest of the team also contributed with swift ball movement and hustle on defense. Shout out to Raife for scoring his second bucket of the season. The Falcons fell short, but they will use this game as motivation at practice next week. They play Rumsey Hall again next Friday.
Varsity Squash has been training hard. Since playing at Nationals in Philadelphia and Ethyl-Walker, and Rectory, the team has been sharpening their skills. They play a big match tomorrow at Taft School. Wish the squash team luck!
JV Squash played with intensity yesterday versus Trinity-Pawling. They have been training hard—working especially on their swing technique. A majority of the team came out with assertive wins, many of which were 3-0. Kendan showed off his skills and set an example for his teammates. Overall, the team played quality squash this match. IMS came home with a 7-1 victory and are eager to get back out on the court again.
Ski Racing has been doing everything they can to practice, given the challenging weather. Let’s hope the temp drops so we can root them on at their race tomorrow @ Catamount vs. Washington Montessori and Rumsey Hall.
Swimming most recently attended States this past weekend in Naugatauk. Eight swimmers represented IMS at the big meet of more than two hundred athletes from twelve different schools. There were thirteen events total, and IMS placed first in five of the events. The Falcons outdid themselves this time! Congratulations to the Swim team for this outstanding achievement.